Posts tagged "prostitution"

11 Stars Who’ve Played Hookers With Hearts Of Gold

Nicole Scherzinger will officially be cleansed of her girl group roots. The former Pussycat Doll singer has signed on to star as history's most famous prostitute, Mary Magdalene, in the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar," which is set to open this summer at London's O2 arena. Sounds like it will be a spiritual experience. Mary…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 9, 2012

Travel Prostitution Is Here

A new website, MissTravel.com, is offering beautiful, broke ladies access to “wealthy” dudes who are willing to pay for travel to exciting destinations. Upon signing up for the site, “beautiful” members (users decided between a “generous” or “beautiful” membership type) must provide photos for approval, which ultimately decide whether the ladies can or…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 29, 2012

Sex For Cheeseburgers: Christine Baker Offered Favors For Two Doubles, Cops Say

She was lovin' it a little too much. Manatee resident Christine Faith Baker, 47, was arrested after she allegedly offered sexual favors for two McDonald's dollar-menu cheeseburgers, according to the Miami Herald. An undercover officer invited Baker into his car on Friday and started talking about sex. Baker allegedly said that her fee was two McDouble…
By: The Huffington Post / April 4, 2012

Sex And The Sober Girl

The following piece was originally published on The Fix. Since I was 19, I’ve worked on and off as a prostitute in New York City.  I learned a lot about men during my decade of escorting, from seeing the insides of their apartments and uncensored sexual requests, but it wasn’t until I quit…
By: Emma Lee / February 7, 2012

The Life Of A Sex Surrogate — Now A Feature Film

Cheryl Cohen Greene has devoted the last 40 years of her life to helping others overcome sexual discomfort and dysfunction through her work as a sex surrogate. She's seen nearly a thousand clients in that time -- some of whom she merely touches and shares affection with, others with whom she actually has intercourse  --…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 25, 2012

DSK Is Shocked — Shocked! — To Hear Women He Slept With Are Prostitutes

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, is either the world's worst liar or the world's biggest egotist. He's the world's worst liar if he thinks anyone will believe he didn't know his ladyfriends at French sex parties (aka orgies) were not being paid for their, um, services. And he's the world'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2012

A Brief History Of LadyJanes (Women Who Pay For Sex)

When we think of people who hire sex workers, we probably conjure up the image of a shadow-y dudes, all back-alley-creepy-like. But what about the women that pay for it? It's rare, but it happens. From “sex tourists” in the Caribbean to the ladies who hire strippers, more women are paying for sex than ever before.
By: Rachel White / December 22, 2011

France Considers Prostitution Ban

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is crying into his champagne: politicians are considering a ban on prostitution in France. The law would make it illegal to pay for sex, punishing johns with six month prison sentences and $4,000 fines. Currently a john will only be punished if the prostitute is underage or…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2011

Get Paid To Date (Er, Escort?) On WhatsYourPrice.com

Don't waste your precious time and money on dinner and drinks with a fugly troll. And don't be punished for your "high standards." Instead, pay the beautiful ladies of WhatsYourPrice.com for their time. Yeah, I don't understand What's Your Price, either, other than it sells itself as a "dating site" rather than an escort service.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 20, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Linked To French Prostitution Ring

Whether or not you believe Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a hotel maid in New York City this spring (and I, personally, believe that he did), we can all agree the former head of the International Monetary Fund is a sleazy dude. Not long after he was accused by Nafissatou Diallo, a Guinean immigrant, of forcing…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2011

Jason Biggs’ Wife Reveals How They “Got A Whore” For His Birthday

Jason Biggs, we hardly knew ya. The "American Pie" actor (seriously, is he known for anything else?) is having his dirty laundry aired by none other than his own lovely wife, Jenny Mollen. Mollen wrote an essay for the Playboy owned website, The Smoking Jacket, revealing how she and Biggs hired a prostitute for his birthday.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 3, 2011

“Toddlers & Tiaras” Presents The World’s Tiniest Working Girl

The mothers on "Toddlers & Tiaras" are notorious for making questionable judgment calls when it comes to their children. Bare midriffs, heavy makeup, risque dance moves, spray tans, Red Bull. and flippers all can be considered "too mature" for kids. Wendy Dickey is the latest pageant mom with her head on the guillotine for…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 8, 2011

“NY Post” In Trouble For Accusing Hotel Maid Of Prostitution

Fireworks weren't the only thing exploding over 4th of July weekend: that's also when The New York Post published a scathing front-page article about the hotel maid who accused ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault which, among other things, called her a prostitute. The paper quoted an unnamed source "close to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2011

Dear Wendy: “I Could Never Date A Man Who’s Hired A Hooker”

As a feminist, I'm on the fence about prostitution being legalized. On one hand, I do not feel that is is right or OK for a woman to just sell her body for a price. On the other, if prostitution is legalized, women can be a lot safer and get off the streets, making it…
By: Wendy Atterberry / June 8, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn May Argue Maid He Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Is A Prostitute

Warning: the following blog post will make you stabby. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the ex-chief of the International Monetary Fund who is accused of sexually assaulting a New York City hotel maid, may argue in court that the victim was a prostitute who threatened to blackmail him. The Sun reports that Strauss-Kahn's defense team…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Allegedly Hired Prostitutes From The Same Madam As Eliot Spitzer

Rich men get their ties from Brooks Brothers, their cars from Maybach, and, apparently, their $1,200-an-hour call girls from madam Kristin Davis. Like his predecessor in public shaming, Eliot Spitzer, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund who resigned Wednesday night after he was accused of sexually assaulting a New…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2011

The Real Life “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” Brooke Magnanti Wrote A Book About Sexonomics

In November 2009, Dr. Brooke Magnanti bravely outed herself as the "Belle du Jour," a former sex worker whose blog Diary of a London Call Girl went on to become a smash hit book and Showtime TV series, "Secret Diary of a Call Girl." A specialist in neurotoxicology and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 13, 2011

Billie Piper On “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl,” Sex Work And Feminism

"When I first started playing [Belle/Hannah], when I first read the script, I found it very hard to believe that those kind of women in that profession really [could be feminists]. I was quite judgmental about it. I thought 'I'm not entirely sure that there's any way that you could be that way and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2011

Lawrence Taylor Gets Slap On The Wrist For Raping Underage Prostitute

If you're going to rape a 16-year-old prostitute, I recommend being a highly paid professional athlete. Last May, Lawrence Taylor, a former football player for the New York Giants, was arrested for hiring a 15-year-old girl who was prostituted out by a pimp at a Holiday Inn in New York. The 51-year-old…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2011

Reporter Becomes Pimp After Having Pay Cut

Newspapers had a tough time in the recession with many shutting down, cutting staff, or starting mandatory furloughs. Kevin Provencher, a reporter at the New Hampshire Union Leader had an interesting idea on how to weather the storm. He became a pimp. This week, he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for running a…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 22, 2011
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